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Dave Riley, PhD


Dave Riley, PhD, began working as a Head Start Assistant Teacher in East Los Angeles in 1972 and has several years' experience as a Head Start educational consultant. He has taught at the community college and university levels, including the last two decades at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is the Rothermel-Bascom professor of human ecology in the Development of Human Development and Family Studies and Child Development Specialist for the University of Wisconsin-Extension. His published research has investigated parent-child relations, parenting education, and early care and education, including two earlier books by Redleaf Press. He was the co-director of the Wisconsin Early Childhood Excellence Initiative and the Wisconsin Child Care Research Partnership. He is a father.

Dave Riley, PhD's Books

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  • Social & Emotional Development: Connecting Science and Practice in Early Childhood Settings

    Authors: Dave Riley, Robert R. San Juan, Joan Klinkner, Ann Ramminger
    Product Code: 538001
    ISBN: 978-1-933653-30-3

    Description & More Details

    Read a sample chapter and the table of contents from this book!

    Find out what the research says about common early childhood program practices, such as playing "Simon Says" or holding children while feeding them—time-tested activities you intuitively know help young children. Social and Emotional Development explores the effectiveness of these early learning tools and helps answer the question, "Why do we do what we do?"

    Children in child care centers often spend large chunks of time on activities without an obvious academic component, such as learning to dance to different tempos. Research shows, however, that these activities promote children's social and emotional development.

    This practical and accessible book explains the research behind many common, wise early childhood practices, as well as the shortcomings of others.

    Key topics include:

    * How to help children form a strong attachment with an adult and foster a feeling of security.

    * The importance of peer relationships and how to help children learn to take turns, develop empathy, and not act selfishly.

    * Three forms of self-regulation: controlling impulsive behavior, developing problem-solving ability, and learning to regulate emotions.

    Age Focus: 0-5. Softbound, 168 pgs.

  • Intellectual Development: Connecting Science and Practice in Early Childhood Settings

    Authors: Dave Riley, Ann Ramminger, Mary Carns, Colette Sisco, Joan Klinkner
    Product Code: 150011
    ISBN: 978-1-933653-63-1

    Description & More Details

    Read the table of contents, and a sample chapter, from this book!

    To the untrained eye, many of the common activities in early childhood settings may not seem educational, such as sorting blocks and singing nursery rhymes. Research, however, does show that these activities promote children's cognitive development.

    Intellectual Development explains the science behind early childhood practices that nurture cognitive development and will help teachers answer the question, "Why do we do what we do?" Chapters cover language and literacy development, early number learning, and musical and artistic development. This book also contains discussion questions, recommended readings, and information on early learning standards. Age Focus: 3-5. Softbound, 160 pgs.

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  • Development Set

    Authors: Dave Riley, Joan Klinkner
    Product Code: 150281
    ISBN: 150281

    Description & More Details

    Use the Development Set to learn what research says about common early childhood program practices. Each book explores the effectiveness of activities you intuitively know help children—such as singing nursery rhymes, holding young children while feeding them, and playing Simon Says—and how they support children's development. Save when you buy both Social and Emotional Development and Intellectual Development

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